8 seats: 4R, 4D

Where It Ranks Among the States (House Elections 2000)

  • Voter Turnout: 27th (49%)
  • Victory Margin: 34th (41%)

Facts in Focus

  • Fewer then two in five adults in Maryland elected anyone to the U.S. House in 2000.
  • The average margin of victory in Maryland's 2000 U.S. House races was 41%. This was the second widest margin since 1992. The closest race in Maryland since 1992 was won by a 14% margin.
  • Seven of Maryland's eight House elections were won by landslide margins of 20% or more in 2000. This is a decrease from 1998 when all seats were won by landslides.
  • In 2000, Republicans received the smallest proportion of the overall vote since before 1992 with 44%. However, the parties have split the state's House seats 50-50 since 1990.

How Maryland ranked in 2000

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